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New Moon for Imbolc

Imbolc celebration

Merry meet all,

Tonight is the New Moon. The moon will be in Aquarius. It’s great that the New Moon occurs so close to Imbolc. Imbolc is the first of the three spring festivals. Imbolc is about new beginnings, which is what a new moon represents. 

The moon grows fuller after Imbolc. I plan to make a candle in honor of Imbolc. I want to make the candle white, and I’m gathering the supplies I’ll need. I have lots of herbs and cooking oil. I also have lots of wick and other things. I hope the candle turns out beautiful. I promise to keep you all posted. I also plan to heavily clean my apartment and erect an Imbolc-ish altar. I’m attending a public  Imbolc ritual hopefully, if all goes well. 

I’d love to hear your plans for Imbolc. Have you started your seeds and plants yet? Felt a burst of creativity? Getting excited over the increased daylight hours? You’re feeling the first stirrings of spring. I get like that too at this time of year. Winter won’t last forever. 

This year, something special is happening! The Earth Spirit Society is participating with the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. Here is a link to more information about the Interfaith Harmony Week: http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com. The Earth Spirit Society is a group that seek to learn from each other and celebrate the eight Sabbats of the year. “… a group of individuals from a mix of religious traditions and spiritual paths largely composed of neo-Pagans and eclectic individuals that work together to serve and educate our communities.” http://essns.org/we_are.html (credit). It is awesome that Earth Spirit Society has the opportunity to be connected with the Interfaith Harmony Week. It shows that positive change has been created. 

I look forward to the celebration! I will keep you posted about that as well. 

 

Enjoy Imbolc and the New Moon! 

Blessings,

Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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New Year

Yule woods

Merry meet all,

I trust you all had a wonderful holiday and New Year. Now that things are back to normal, there are new things to look forward to.

This month, we have some special lunar energy. January 1st and January 30th are New Moons and Super Moons. January 15th is the Full Moon, also known as Wolf Moon and Cold Moon. Get your crystals and candles ready!!

The next turn in the Wheel of the Year is Imbolc. Imbolc is the first of the three spring Sabbats. I love Imbolc. I don’t exactly enjoy winter and it cheers me to know spring is around the corner. 

Stay tuned for more posts here about Imbolc!

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch

 

 

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New Moon Ceremony

Lunar witch

Merry meet all,

Today is New Moon. The New Moon symbolizes new beginnings and that the full moon is returning. Perform this rite to honor the New Moon. You can do this if you are in a coven or if you are a solitary practitioner. 

Cast a circle and create your sacred space. If it is possible, perform the circle as sacred. Smudge your circle and use salt and smoke to establish the boundaries of the circle. 

The tools you need are a white pillar  candle wrapped in a protective black cloth. You will also need a hand-held mirror with silver and white ribbons tied on it if you wish. You can also coat your candle in oil and sprinkle silver glitter on the candle. You will need a small bowl of Blessing Oil handy. If you are short on supply, mix olive oil or water and rosewater together for an oil. 

Hold the ceremony at sunset. Face west and watch the sunset. Once the sun dropped down below the horizon, you can see where the new moon is rising. You should be able to see the moon if the night is clear. Hold up the candle and say aloud:

Welcome New Moon! / We honor your return/ The cycle spins and the moon phase waxes and wanes. Thank you for blessing us with your energy!

Place the candle on the altar and light the candle, facing the moon. Say:

Today is a new day and a new month begins. 

Warm the Blessing Oil and look in the mirror to see the moon behind you, shining in her glory Anoint yourself and your coven mates with the oil. As you do, say:

May the blessings of the moon be with you. 

Grant yourself the blessings of the moon. I like to think that by performing our rituals outdoors, that the moon shines her energy down on our altar tools, and imbues them with the energy. When you are ready, close the circle and cease the ritual. You can perform a healing ritual or another magical workings. Follow this with a Cakes and Ale ceremony. 

Blessed be,
Lady Spiderwitch )O(

 

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